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Ian Johnson, President

B.A.S., CLU, CFP, Investment Representative

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Ian Johnson founded JFG Inc. more than 30 years ago, born of a passion for helping individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners achieve their unique visions of success and financial well-being.

A proud father of three children, Ian volunteers his time with several youth-focused initiatives including Covenant House, the Council of Champions for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, and is an ardent supporter of youth sports, having coached several boys’ and girls’ hockey teams at local and AAA levels.

Ian was appointed to two Industry Agents’ Advisory Councils, is a Past President for the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and was named 2005 Business Person of the Year by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.

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Rod Johnson, Financial Security Advisor

B.A.S., CHS

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A 25+ year veteran advisor for individual and group insurance, Rod Johnson is one of our resident employee benefits specialists. Rod shares Ian’s belief that when we do what’s right for the client while acting with integrity and maintaining high standards of service and support, every one wins. Rod also believes in keeping things as simple as possible so everyone knows the plan, the process and the result. And he’s the one you want to go to bat for you should you have a claim (he doesn’t know the word “quit”).

When not busy in his roles of husband and Dad – or engaging in his love of the outdoors – in his non-business hours, you’ll find this former director of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce out networking in the communities JFG Inc services for the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan®, and acting in his role of Chair of Council for the Aurora United Church helping to realize the congregation’s dream of rebuilding.

Rod is a Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS), and holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (B.A.S.) in Administration and Policy from Trent University.

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Jason McKittrick, Financial Security Advisor

LLQP, FSCO

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Jason McKittrick joined the JFG team in 2013 after a long career in the financial services industry managing mortgage brokerages (Principal Broker), and also with a large Canadian bank. He is committed to doing meaningful work, and is energized by adding long term value that he knows will help sustain the many small and growing businesses that he gratefully calls clients. He believes in providing better – and proven – products to those he serves, which is why he believes strongly in the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan®.

A devoted “hockey dad” for both his son and daughter, much of his free time is spent volunteering with his children’s teams, being a supportive fan, and enjoying time with his young family.

Jason is a certified life insurance professional (LLQP) and Licensed Mortgage Broker (FCSO).

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Andrea Donovan, Financial Security Advisor 

B.A., CLU, CHS, Investment Representative

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Andrea Donovan brings her many years of experience in the financial services to the JFG team. As a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS), and a licensed financial advisor, she focuses on risk-reduction and employee retention for our clients. While this may sound a tad dry, her clients have commented on Andrea’s gift of a warm and engaging, no-judgement approach, helping folks feel comfortable quickly, easing the burden of what may be difficult discussions for some. Her breadth of knowledge and depth of experience provide the assurance that whatever the situation, Andrea likely has had experience in its resolution.

With two post-secondary age children, Andrea has long been a sports enthusiast and volunteer for her children’s activities, and is now looking forward to shifting her focus to exploring new personal pursuits, travelling with her husband, and spending time with friends.

Andrea also holds a B.A. from University of Western Ontario in Psychology and Business.

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Cathy Grzywniak, Manager Customer Relations

ACS, AIAA

Cathy Grzywniak (yes, it’s a tough one: sounds like griz’-knee-ack) is the woman who gets things done behind the scenes for JFG clients… a role she’s performed beautifully since 1999 with us. Having been a busy working mom, Cathy’s organizational skills are exceptional, and her experience and depth of industry knowledge belies her simple title (as those of you who have dealt with her know).

Cathy is accredited with Associate, Insurance Agency Administration (AIAA), with Associate, Customer Service (ACS), has her mutual fund licence, and has also completed the Canadian Investment Funds Course.

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Kathy Russell, Client Care Specialist

Kathy Russell is our resident professional Client Care Specialist whose focus is in actively supporting our advisors in serving our clients and in administering the employee benefits programs. Kathy brings a conscientious “get it done” attitude to our team. While her background is in project management and marketing (she graduated from Ryerson in Business and Marketing), her love is in getting things done for her clients. Customer service isn’t a role for Kathy, it’s a passion.

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JOHNSON FINANCIAL GROUP INC.
2 Vata Court, Unit 1
Aurora, Ontario
L4G 4B6

Phone: 905-750-0032

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